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. finding fresh foods at the bus stop. one man's innovative idea. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "nbc nightly news." >>> the u.s. economy is once again in the crosshairs. a downgrade of america's debt by a ratings agency. standard and poors could well impact stock markets around the world tonight and our own tomorrow morning. politicians meantime are debating how the downgrade may affect your pocketbook and whether the u.s. truly deserved it. we have complete coverage tonight. cnbc's washington's john harwood starts us out. >> reporter: obama administration's officials remain furious about s&p's decision to downgrade debt. but they also have to worry about minimizing its effects. hoping to calm markets, treasury secretary, timothy geithner ended uncertainty about his future, wi announcing he'll remain on job rather than return to new york. in an exclusive interview, git anywhere said u.s. treasuries remain safe and sought to reassure americans worried about interest rates on mortgages and auto loans, while blasting s&p's decision. >> i think s&p h
now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television right about now the anger of the american people toward their elected representatives in washington is at a modern day high. in a down economy, people don't see the debate we have all witnessed as relevant to their lives. we just watched congress finish their business on the debt ceiling increase, heaving a sigh of relief, but as we have been reporting, they left washington without resolving in a standoff that resulted in thousands of american workers being thrown off the job. this has to do with the faa, the folks in charge of our air travel. congress can't agree on their funding so a lot of projects have stopped. and in this job market, people need the work. we begin here tonight with nbc's lisa myers. >> reporter: construction at a new airport tower in oakland is at a standstill. among more than 200 projects halted. in all, 70,000 construction workers have been laid off. luka toscano had to deliver the bad news to his workers in brooklyn. >> it is telling them, looking them in their face is like telling it to their families, sorr
a ride in a seven-foot boa constrictor is found catching a ride in colombia. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with irene's aftermath. as cleanup from hurricane irene continues along the east coast this morning, federal officials say severe flooding is the biggest concern in the wake of the storm that has already left at least 23 dead. here in new york city, it is expected to be a frustrating morning commute as the rails, the roads and the runways slowly reopen. nbc's jay gray joins us from new york city's times square. jay, good morning to you. much different scene than this time yesterday. >> reporter: yeah, no question about that. you're absolutely right about the commute this morning, lynn. there is going to be some frustration, no doubt. look, irene may be gone, but the devastation from this huge storm will linger for quite some time, from here all the way through the outer banks. a flood of people filled times square overnight, not
at . nightigng nbc by area >>> economy in turmoil. high anxiety as global markets open following the downgrade of u.s. debt for the first time in history. tonight, the impact on your bottom line. >>> shot down. new details on the mission that led to the deaths of 30 americans in afghanistan. and tonight, their families speak out. >>> hackers wanted. amica's top cyber spies looking for help. and you might be surprised who they're recruiting. >>> up in flames. what led to riots in one major city. >>> and making a difference. finding fresh foods at the bus stop. one man's innovative idea. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news with lester holt." substituting tonight, carl quintanilla. >>> givening. the u.s. economy is once again in the crosshairs. a downgrade of america's debt by a ratings agency, standard & poor's, could well impact stock markets around the world tonight and our own tomorrow morning. politicians meantime are debating how the downgrade may affect your pocketbook and whether the u.s. truly deserved it. we have complete coverage tonight. cnbc's john harwood starts us off. >> repor
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a historic downgrade. around the world, financial markets are on edge, after the united states' credit rating was knocked down a notch friday. united states' credit rating was knocked down a notch friday. this morning, u.s. futures are already taking a hit, as are asian markets. nbc's brian mooar has the latest. >> reporter: president obama didn't show the heat as he returned from a weekend at camp david, despite the u.s. credit downgrade by standard & poor's. but now his administration has downgrade by standard & poor's. but now his administration has to convince the world that s&p got it wrong, and the united states is still a sound investment. states is still a sound investment. s&p stripped our n rating, dropping us into an investment league with new rating, dropping us into an investment league with new zealand and belgium. >> it's about the difficulty of all sides in finding, you know, a consensus around fi
but the minimum bid can change depending on the bidding. and it is open to the public. >>> "nbc nightly news" is next. then more local news on the bay area at 6:00. see you then. good night. on iowa, where for the first auto time voters are having their say. while in south carolina, another big name jumps in threatening to shake up the race. >>> kidnapped. an american man abducted from his heavily guarded home in pakistan. how did it happen? >>> paying the price. good news at the gas pump that could mean more money in your pockets. mob scene. what's behind the string of random violent attacks in a major american city? >>> and love at first sight. a new take on speed dating. this time for man's best friend. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we have arrived at an early gut check moment for those republican candidates hoping to unseat president obama next year. tonight in eye warks the vote counting is over and the ames republican straw poland michele bachmann has won the campaign season's first chance for voters to weigh in on the gop field. the results are a big
they bargained for at the iowa state fair. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with it's all about the economy. as the president prepares to make the final stop on his economic bus tour today, his republican rivals are on the road and on the attack over the nation's economic slump. nbc's steve handelsman has our report. >> reporter: on his campaign style swing through the midwest president obama was in iowa, the state that put him on the path to the white house in 2008. the path rick perry hopes he's on for 2012. the texas governor was in iowa targeting barack obama. >> mr. president, you have tried now for 2 1/2 years of government creating jobs. >> reporter: here he brags about his jobs record. texas unemployment is a point lower than the u.s. average. oil companies are profitable. tax revenue has not dropped in texas. and in fact, almost all of new texas jobs are government jobs. some call perry reckless. he's standing by this charge against the f
. a big day for everyone who loves lucy. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian. watching the steep rises and falls of stock prices today was not for the feint of heart, especially after yesterday's 513 point free fall of the dow. but for all of the drama, and there was lots of it, the market finished today largely flat. the dow gained 61 points. the nasdaq lost 24. and the s&p was down about a point. but take a look at how we got there. after that big drop yesterday, on a strong start today, the dow bounced up and down across a 416 point range. not easy to watch, especially for all those americans who saw a huge chunk of their nest eggs vanish this week amid global debt concerns. those concerns were still very much at work today, along with some news about the american job picture. we're covering it all here tonight starting again at the new york stock exchange with cnbc's maria bartiromo. maria, good evening. >> reporter: the dow jones industrial average this week was down 7%, the worst
after tumbling off a table. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with an unnatural year of natural disasters. new climate data shows irene will rank as the tenth billion dollar disaster of 2011 breaking an annual record set back in 1980. at least 39 people have died across 11 states, including three in vermont where shell-shocked residents are still digging out with many still waiting for help. nbc's jay gray has our report. >> reporter: days after hurricane irene slammed into the eastern seaboard, its presence is still being felt. widespread flooding and damage following the storm with river systems pushed to the brink. perhaps the greatest irony of hurricane irene is that landlocked vermont is suffering the greatest impact from the storm. >> the river started coming from the river toward the house and that's when it was time to get out. >> reporter: dozens of towns in vermont remain cut off. washed out roads and bridges will take months t
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello. and very good morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. >>> today we begin with a record breaking roller coaster ride. wall street saw yet another day of volatile trading thursday, this time on the up side as investors and analysts scratch their heads trying to come up with clues as to when it will all end and where the market is ultimately headed. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: it was another wild ride on wall street with the dow recovering more than 420 points and climbing back over the 11,000 mark. >> i would like to believe so, but i think it's way too early to tell. >> reporter: the market picked up on news that germany and france are meeting next week, and italy is promising strict reforms in return for eu help. a better-than-expected report on u.s. jobless claims helped but investors are still rung scared. >> i think americans are looking at washington and looking at europe and saying does anyone really know what's going on? do these people know what they'
of a pickup truck. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry and today we begin with here we go again. just when wall street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic news collided with fresh news about european debt. to trigger a global selloff in stocks that began in asia yesterday and continued this morning. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with the details. brian, good morning to you. >> hi, lynn. the white house says creating jobs is still the president's number one priority even though as he takes a controversial break from his own. >> reporter: mounting concerns the nation is slipping back into recession triggered another triple digit loss on wall street. >> the market is treading on fear. we a fear of something we don't control. >> reporter: the dow dropped another 400 points. president obama's approval rating is dipping too. a mere 26% of americans agree with his handling of the economy, according to the latest gallup poll. >> we need jobs
. >>> nbc bay area have learned that one of the navy s.e.a.l.s that was killed in the helicopter crash in afghanistan this weekend has family in the bay area. 30 u.s. serve members died along with 7 afghanis in the deadliest single incident in the united states since the war began 10 years ago. taliban leaders are claiming responsibility and among the dead 20 members of the elite navy s.e.a.l.s. the parents of one of those s.e.a.l.s lives in san jose. they called nbc bay area wanting to share more about their son. kim terry is here with more. >> reporter: diane, kevin houston's family got word of his death early yesterday morni ng and are, as you can imagine, still trying to come to terms with it. they say they knew his job as a navy s.e.a.l. was dangerous but he always assured them that everything was okay. they are saying they found some solace knowing he was doing something he loved. it was his childhood dream and his family said he thrived on helping people and doing what he was dog. he enlisted right after high school and has been on multiple tours in afghanistan. he was rai
for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. today we begin with a power struggle. there have been reports of heavy fighting near moammar gadhafi's compound near tripoli this morning. but the libya leader is still nowhere to be found. this as one of gadhafi's sons, thought to have been captured, made a bizarre appearance. nbc's brian mooar has the latest from washington. brian, good morning to you. >> good morning. a spokesman for the rebels says this fight will not be over until they have qadhafi. >> reporter: libyan rebel have overrun moammar gadhafi's seat of power. some of them armed with nothing more than axes, tear guns, and sure determination. this morning this country and the rest of the world are looking ahead to a new libya, on vacation in martha's vineyard, president obama saluted the libyan people. >> your revolution is your own and your sacrifices have been extraordinary. now the libya that you deserve is within your reach. >> reporter: six months after the revolution sta
's capital. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone, i'm lynn berry and today we begin with striking back. his re-election campaign may not be officially under way yet, but that didn't stop president obama from lashing out at the gop and his potential 2012 rivals on the first day of his so-called economic bus tour. nbc's brian mooar is in washington with details. brian, good morning. >> reporter: the president is counting on a new economic recovery plan to help create jobs and to help save his own. the white house insists president obama's three-day bus tour through the midwest isn't a campaign swing. but it sure looked that way as he rolled into iowa and sent a message to congress. >> if they don't start paying attention, then they're not going to be in office. and we'll have a new congress in there that will start paying attention to what is going on all across america. >> reporter: he promised a new economic plan in september and promised congress will have to answer to voters if it
to a tragic and fiery end. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a fight for freedom. there has been heavy fighting this morning near the compound of libyan leader moammar gadhafi as government forces wage a counterattack against rebel fighters who advanced into the capital last night. meanwhile, gadhafi's whereabouts are still unknown. nbc's jim maceda is live for us following all the latest developments. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, rebels swept into the capital and quickly controlled about 80, even 90% of the city. but as you say, the fighting isn't over yet. the gadhafi tanks are firing, according to some rebels, indiscriminately outside his tripoli port. one rebel fighting saying that -- and i quote him -- there is gunfire everywhere. rebels are trying to move house to house looking for those pro gadhafi snipers who are hitting them with great effect. now there's reports that the son and commander of the brigade in
creatures on earth. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. after months of bloody stalemates and setbacks in the fight to reclaim their country, libyan rebels tonight have fought their way into tripoli and are waging an all-out assault on the quickly disintegrating regime of moammar gadhafi. as we first reported here last night, the battle for typically had begun. rebel fighters have made steady progress in their offensive on the capital. there are reports they have captured a son of gadhafi. tonight spontaneous celebrations are under way in typically in anticipation that the end is near. u.s. officials tonight have told opposition leaders quite plainly, start planning for the post-gadhafi era. there is late word gadhafi himself is now urgently seeking to negotiate with the opposition. nbc's ief foreign correspondent richard engel has made his way into tripoli and joins us tonight from around a very jubilant crowd. richard? >> reporter: good evening, lester. that post
on the big screen. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, there are some fast-moving developments in libya where it appears rebel fighters have begun the battle for tripoli, what may be their final push to topple the government of moammar gadhafi. there had been reports of explosions and gunfire in the capital this evening. the fact he has not been seen is sure to fuel the questions about his whereabouts and his grip on power. let's get to our chief foreign correspondent in libya with the latest. >> reporter: good evening, lester. rebels started firing wildly in the air when they heard the reports that gadhafi had left the country. but even the rebels here do not know if those reports are true. what we can confirm, however, is that fighting has begun inside tripoli itself in at least three neighborhoods after the rebels made major advances earlier today. after a week of some of the most intense battles of the six-month revolution against moammar gadhafi, today, a key victory. the u.s. and nato-backed rebels took control of all of th
" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's the summer of 2011, but right about now, it sure seems like the summer of 2012. we don't vote for president again for a good long while, and yet all the candidates are out on the road. the president, the entire gop field, and right about now, the rest of the country is learning what texans already know about their governor, what he says, what he does, how he does business, and it's given the rest of us something to talk about and watch closely right here in the middle of august. and as proof that the campaign is already on, today's debate had to do with money, name calling and whether or not the president of the united states loves his country. we begin here tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. >> reporter: campaigning today in iowa at the world's largest truck stop, rick perry was not backing down about the storm he created by taking aim at fed chairman, ben bernanke. >> if this guy prints more money between now and the election, i don't know what y'all would do to him in iowa, but we'd -- we would trea
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with irene's aftermath. as cleanup from hurricane irene continues along the east coast this morning, federal officials say severe flooding is the biggest concern in the wake of the storm that left at least 23 people dead. here in new york city, it is expected to be a frustrating morning commute, as railways, roadways, and runways slowly reopen. nbc's jay gray joins us from new york city's times square. jay, good morning to you. >> good morning, lynn. you're absolutely right. could be a tough road or a tough route, depending on what mode of transportation you use. look, irene may be gone but the devastation from the massive storm will linger from here through the outer banks for a long time. a flood of people filled times square overnight. not the rain and wind so many had worried about over the weekend. >> it wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be. >> reporter: trains, buses and airports will all come back online throughout the day in new york. and tunnels and bridges are now
find. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a perfect storm. that is how hurricane irene is being described as she churns towards the east coast, threatening up to 65 million people from north carolina to new england. irene is now a category 2 storm, and a massive scramble is now underway to try and escape its path. for the very latest on the storm, let's turn to bill karins. he has the latest track that irene is taking. >> unfortunately, no good news overnight. in the forecast is still supposed to go across eastern north carolina, then rake the eastern seaboard. we're now getting a good view of the storm on radar. one of the legacies of this storm is that it will be so huge it will affect so many millions of people, not just a small intense storm. it's a very large storm. we've seen more intense storms like katrina and andrew, but as far as size goes, this is about it. it will hit a lot of people. this will show you the cloud tops where all
a deflate blimp in her backyard. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm vinita nair. today we begin with a death trap. there are now at least five people dead after saturday's tragic concert stage collapse at the indiana state fair. officials plan to reopen the fair today with a public memorial service. nbc is at the fairgrounds in indianapolis for us. good morning, wendy. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's a somber day here at the indiana state fair grounds. the pile of wreckage behind me is a sobering reminder of what happened here. as you mentioned a short service is scheduled here to remember those five people who lost their lives so unexpectedly. concert goers' worst nightmare turned to reality in just seconds. just minutes after the announcer warned that severe weather was p possible, a gust of wind, between 60 and 70 miles per hour sent the massive scaffolding crashing into the crowd. >> it just came down. i saw people running. the next thing you know, you look back
is now facing her own punishment. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a gathering storm. as predicted, hurricane irene regained strength overnight growing to a category 2 storm. and high above the earth you can see in this harrowing image that was taken from the international space station just how huge hurricane irene is as it passes over the caribbean. experts say the storm could grow to a category 4 monster by the time it makes landfall this weekend. in fact, some forecasts predict irene could become the most powerful storm to hit the east coast in more than a decade. let's go right now over to meteorologist todd santos. he's tracking irene for us. todd, good morning. this is going to be a big one. >> good morning. yeah, it does appear that way. the picture we saw from nasa is very large with the system but the hurricane winds only extend about 40 miles out from the center. you can see the eye making its way through the bahamas. you
of a truck inhe netherlands. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "early today" for august 30th, 2011. >>> hello and good morning, welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with irene's widening wake. she may not have been the damaging hurricane that many had feared, but with the death toll that's risen to at least 40 and record breaking floods not seen in nearly 100 years, irene's impact will surely be remembered for years to come. nbc's jay gray filed this report yesterday. >> reporter: the clean-up continues and so does the water. after ripping a path through the outer banks of north carolina's coast, the legacy of hurricane irene may be historic flooding. >> we have seen record flooding in vermont, record flooding in new york. we still have rivers that have yet to crest, so the extent of impacts we still won't know. >> reporter: rivers hundreds of miles from the coast turned into rapids. roads were washed away. homes turned into islands. rescuers were not immune. firefighters in new jersey spent
was the focus of the film "the social network." thanks for watching nbc bay area news at 5:00. good night. at ive dead and dozens more injured after a mighty wind brings a concert stage down in the middle of a huge crowd. >>> out of the race. tim pawlenty quits his run for the white house. but look who finished first. where does the gop race go from here? >>> market madness. after last week's stomach churning ride on wall street, what can we expect when the opening bell rings tomorrow? >>> plus, one of many american towns that jobs are passing by. >>> and making a difference. some heavy hitters pitch in to keep kids on the path to success. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with that horrible tragedy at the indiana state fair that turned an outdoor concert arena into a death trap. it happened last evening in indianapolis. the cell phone video was agonizing to watch because there it's plain there is simply no time to escape when a strong and sudden gu
"nbc nightly news" is up next. >>> on the broadcast here tonight, up in the air. tens of thousands of american workers not getting a paycheck. they're off the job tonight because congress didn't do its job. >>> hard times. the outlook this evening for lots of other americans looking for work. plus, stunning news about how many people in this country need help just to put food on the table. >>> judgment day. on a stretch, locked in a cage, hosni mubarak after the revolution goes on trial. >>> and ending on a high note, how do you spend your lunch hour? we'll show you what this guy does that makes people stop in their tracks. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. right about now the anger of the american people toward their elected representatives in washington is at a modern day high. in a down economy, people don't see the debate we have all witnessed as relevant to their lives. we just watched congress finish their business on the debt ceiling increase, heaving a sigh of relief, but as we have been reporting, they left washingto
nbc bay area's janelle wang shows us the military report. >> the marine corps said it released findings to the family soon after the suicide this past april and expressed the deepest sympathies. he was just starting his second round of duty in afghanistan. on the first day with his new platoon in afghanistan, the report says that lance corporal harry lu fell asleep while on watch and was caught sleep on his post three times in an area known to come under enemy fire putting his squad at risk. following that the report revealed that two fellow soldiers cursed at lew and made him dig a deeper fox hole to prevent him from falling asleep again and forced him to carry a sandbag during training and on top of that kicked and punched him. it was soon after the report says lew shot himself with his own automatic weapon in the middle of the night. on his arm, may hate me now but in the long run this was the right choice. i'm sorry. my mom deserves the truth. >> i was shocked and saddened and it hit me hard. hard to believe he would take his own life and that things were so bad that he wou
to success. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with that horrible tragedy at the indiana state fair that turned an outdoor concert arena into a death trap. it happened last evening in indianapolis. the cell phone video was agonizing to watch because there was simply no time to escape when a strong and sudden gust of wind first shakes the stage and then collapses it on to the crowd of concertgoers. tonight at least five people are dead, dozens are injured, and there are questions about how officials reacted to warnings of dangerous weather headed their way. nbc's ron mott is at the fairgrounds in indianapolis for us tonight. >> reporter: this is one of the most popular state fairs in the country. this grandstand behind me was filled with people. there were even more people on the ground around that stage when the unthinkable happened. minutes after an announcer told the crowd severe weather was possible, it was reality. a wind gust estimated between 60
. >>> and hoodwinke a gas station surveillance camera captures a bizarre altercation. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to the viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with ready for a vacation. as president obama wrapped up his campaign-style bus tour and prepared for some time off, he is facing more heated attacks from gop opponent rick perry and his lowest approval rating yet. a new gallop poll finds just 26% of americans surveyed approve of the way president obama handled the nation's economy. nbc's brian mooar is joining us from washington with more on all of this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. yesterday while the president was wrapping up the bus tour, we got details about the economic recovery plan he's unveiling in september. the president wants to create jobs through building up infrastructure and he wants to offer long-term help for the unemployed. he also wants to extend tax cuts, but the boldest move of all, he wants to cut $4 trillion in spending. that's far more th
curry. and for all of us here at nbc i'm ann curry. and for all of us here at nbc news, thank you for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning on "early today," nick of time. after an excruciating weekend in washington, lawmakers finally reach a deal to avoid the nation's first-ever financial default. >>> brutal crackdown. dozens are reportedly dead as syrian forces launch an assault on protesters. >>> and fire in the hole. a rumbling mount etna lights up >>> and fire in the hole. a rumbling mount etna lights up the skies of sicily. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with a budget breakthrough. president obama announced last night that lawmakers in washington have reached a last-minute agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling before tuesday's deadline. nbc's brian mooar reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama and congressional leaders have agreed on a plan to raise the nation's set deelg, with barely enough time left to meet tuesday's midnight d
's where we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in des moines. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. it was arguably the most memorable moment of that debate, brian. it was the question to michele bachmann about her marriage, her faith and how it would affect her ability to be president. today people were talking about whether women politicians are still being treated differently than men. >> did anybody catch the debate last night? >> reporter: she is the front-runner in iowa, but on stage last night, for michele bachmann, a political debate unexpectedly turned personal. >> can you describe the moment in your life when your husband said you should study for a degree in tax law. you said you hated the idea, but you explained, quote, but the lord said, be submissive, wives you are to be sub miss sif to your husband. as president, would you be submissive to your husband? >> thank you for that question, byron. marcus and i will be married for 33 years this september 10, i'm in love with him. i'm so proud of him and both he and i, what submission means to us, if that's what your
quite a commotion in new york city. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning to you. today we begin with crisis averted. president obama signed lawmaker's painstaking budget bill keeping the u.s. out of default for now. one credit agency has yet to confirm the nation's triple-a rating, and the final details of the debt deal are still unfinished. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: 11 hours before the deadline -- >> senate will come to order. >> reporter: the debt deal passed the senate easily. >> the yeas are 74, and the nays are 26. >> reporter: republicans celebrated. they say they won. >> the spending spree may actually, actually, be coming to an end. >> spend, spend, spend to cut, cut, cut. >> reporter: disrespondent democrats just got no default. >> almost everything else about this deal stinks. >> reporter: there's no new revenue, no tax hikes. >> for billionaires and multimillionaires to not be contributing to the arrangement we just made. >> reporter: president woim who signed the better averting default vowed to get the tax hikes that
. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. this was a dark thursday for a lot of americans. look at the picture showing the faces on the wall street trading floor late today just before the closing bell. every time we see photos like these, it means something bad has happened. today was one of those days, and their expressions mean it just can't be good for the rest of us. the numbers tell the story. the financial markets led by the dow fell off a clip, down 512 points. and what's troubling here is, while that means real losses for americans who can't afford to lose money right now, this financial trouble is being triggered from overseas. it's where we begin tonight, using the resources of our financial network, cnbc, beginning at the exchange and maria bartiromo, what happened today? >> what a day. the selling started in europe, where a crisis over debt is accelerating throughout the euro zone. then in the u.s. things happened quickly. right at the open, the focus was on the u.s. economy. it was going on throughout the closing. the final hou
dramatic rescue of a baby hack on australia's gold coast. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. today we begin with panic point. standard & poor's historic downgrade of the nation's credit rating triggered a stomach-churning plunge on wall street monday. the roller coaster ride of uncertainty continued overnight as asian stocks clawed back to close above their lowest levels. u.s. market futures have fluctuated between up and down. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: in his first reaction since standard & poor's downgraded u.s. bonds late friday, president obama rejected the double-a plus rating. >> no matter what some agency may say, we've always been and always will be a triple-a country. >> reporter: u.s. stock markets dropped sickeningly. the dow losing 5.55%. the s&p 500, 6.66%. the nasdaq off 6.9%, the biggest drop in years. gold was up to an all-time high, $1,700, a sign investors are scared. by last week's debt ceiling deal, not big or bold enou
hobby. a swedish man is arrested for trying to split atoms in his kitchen. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, a very good morning to you, especially to the viewers in our pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with up in the air. president obama turned up the heat on house speaker john boehner yesterday over a partisan standoff that caused a partial shutdown of the faa and put thousands of americans out of work while congress is on vacation. nbc's tracie potts joins us now from washington the latest. tracie, good morning to you. >> veronica, good morning. president obama got in touch with the house speaker yesterday and said you guys should come back to washington and work this out. they left after sealing the debt deal without securing a budget for the faa, a dispute over government subsidies to small airports. the bottom line, the president says this is a lose-lose-lose situation for everyone. of course, he's got other things on his mind, willic a rose garden birthday party. president obama is turning 50. while he's celebrating here today,
area is right up there too. >> that's amazing. 20 years. >>> nbc "nightly news" is next. and we'll see you back here at 6:00. >>> deadliest day in afghanistan. 30 americans killed, many of them elite navy s.e.a.l.s. the most devastating attack for u.s. troops since the start of the war in afghanistan. tonight, reports from the region and here at home. >>> downgraded. the u.s. loses its perfect credit rating for the first time in history. what does it mean for the global economy already in turmoil and for your bottom line? >>> and american graffiti. one man's trash is now another man's treasure. the changing landscape of a modern art form. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. after ten years of war, today will sadly be remembered as the single deadliest day for american forces in afghanistan. the pentagon confirms that 30 u.s. troops, 7 afghan troops and an afghan interpreter were killed when their helicopter was shot down responding to assist other troops caught in a firefight with the taliban. the dead include 22 navy s.e.a.l.s, some of them members o
could affect the republican field. >>> good evening. nbc bay area has learned tonight the b.a.r.t. official are preparing for a possible cyber attack against the transit system. the haerk group called anonymous also called for a nonviolence. they called for it at 5:00 right in the middle of the afternoon commute. the reason for the threats? the group and many other activists are angry with barts's decision to cut cell phone service on thursday as a way to prevent a possible planned protest then. in a press release, they said in the bay area we've seen people gagged and once more, a none lust will attempt to show those engaging in the censorship what it feels like to be silenced. i talk to b.a.r.t. spokesman jim allison tonight. he confirmed that b.a.r.t. was aware of threat and said, quote, we are taking steps to stay protected the best we can. there is a threatened protest at b.a.r.t.'s civic center. and a threatened cyber attack against b.a.r.t. we'll have more information on this. we'll update the story tomorrow night as well leading up to monday's commute. >>> we're also
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a much needed rebound. it was another roller coaster ride on wall street yesterday, but after being beaten and battered on monday, bargain hunters pushed markets to finish tuesday with impressive gains. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the stock markets were bouncing back the day after the big drop as federal reserve policymakers met in washington and decided against new intervention. the fed will keep interest rates superlow as a stimulus for two more years and not buy more u.s. bonds. >> the fed is out of bullets. anything additional it can do has marginal consequences. >> reporter: hearing a negative economic prediction, the markets dropped. >> thank you for coming out. >> reporter: in iowa tea party republican michele bachmann blamed president obama for the crisis. >> president obama and the politicians have almost doubled the national debt in five years. that's why they're in trouble. >> reporter: d
hears a report on the explosion in washington, d.c. new tonight at 6:00 nbc bay area's correspondent is in washington with a look at the piece of pipe that caused all right devastation. >> reporter: good evening, ntsb investigators are getting ready to deliver their final report tomorrow to the board. they'll talk about events leading to the rupture. pg & e's response and also what they believe to have caused the explosion. the ntsb will also make important recommendation as but what companies and regulators need to do to ensure pipelines are safe nationwide. today, the chair of the board gave us an unprecedented look at l 132, the section of pipeline that ruptured. >> so what we have here is just a lit bit over a 28-foot section of the pipe. >> reporter: you are looking at the section of pipeline that exploded with such force it landed on a san bruno street 100 feet away with sections of pipe, north and south of the rupture have been the centerpiece of a nearly year-long investigation into what led to the inferno, september 9, 2010. the explosion killed eight people and destroyed 38
>> i shouldn't complain. >> he's still sitting in that hot tub, even now. >> probably. >> "nbc nightly news" up next. >> see you at 11:00. have a good evening. >>> on the broadcast tonight, history maker. this storm will now take its place among the costliest in american history and tonight the water is still rising in some places. >>> stunning news about newborn babies in this country. we'll have details tonight. >>> autopilot. what's really going on in the cockpit? have some airline pilots forgotten how to fly when it counts the most? >>> and the four-day school week. is this really a good idea? what if you're a parent who has to figure out what to do on day five? "nightly news" begins now. five? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. and we have a live picture to show you tonight of the floodwaters cascading through patterson, new jersey, and for all the people who were wondering about what the fuzz was about surrounding hurricane irene, a category one storm when it's made its final landfall, there's th
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